Tag (2015)

I have a real love/hate thing going with Japanese director Sion Sono. On one hand, his so-called ‘hate’ trilogy contains, for me, some of the most genius, subversive films I have ever been immersed in; they’re absolutely jaw-dropping, to the point that I don’t know if I can feasibly revisit Guilty of Romance for fear […]

DVD Review: J-sploitation Goes Feminist in ‘Ninja Girl’

 Review by Ben Bussey. I don’t know if I can speak for everyone, but when I hear of a new Japanese DVD release my gut impulse is to expect some or all of the following: cheap DV photography, pretty girls in rubber performing martial arts, and ridiculously excessive gore. When the film in question is […]

DVD Review: Softcore Sci-Fi Silliness in ‘Erotibot’

Erotibot (2011) Distributor: Bounty Films DVD Release Date (UK): 26th September 2011 Directed by: Naoyuki Tomomatsu Starring: Yuuya Tokumoto, Mahiro Aine, Maria Ozawa, Asami Review by: Ben Bussey Sukekiyo (Yuuya Tokumoto) is not the greatest android in the world. The third robotic manservant of his household, he is neither as charming as Number 1, nor […]